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Republic of Women: Rethinking the Republic of Letters in the Seventeenth Century (Ideas in Context)

Pal, Professor Carol

Editore: Cambridge University Press, 2012
ISBN 10: 1107018218 / ISBN 13: 9781107018211
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Data di pubblicazione: 2012

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Riassunto: Republic of Women recaptures a lost chapter in the narrative of intellectual history. It tells the story of a transnational network of female scholars who were active members of the seventeenth-century republic of letters and demonstrates that this intellectual commonwealth was a much more eclectic and diverse assemblage than has been assumed. These seven scholars - Anna Maria van Schurman, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Marie de Gournay, Marie du Moulin, Dorothy Moore, Bathsua Makin and Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh - were philosophers, schoolteachers, reformers and mathematicians. They hailed from England, Ireland, Germany, France and The Netherlands. And together with their male colleagues - men like Descartes, Huygens, Hartlib and Montaigne - they represented the spectrum of contemporary approaches to science, faith, politics and the advancement of learning. Carol Pal uses their collective biography to reconfigure the intellectual biography of early modern Europe, offering a new, expanded analysis of the seventeenth-century community of ideas.

Descrizione del libro: Carol Pal recaptures a forgotten moment in intellectual history, when a transnational network of female scholars was active within the republic of letters. In restoring this lost episode, Republic of Women sheds new light on the advancement of learning and reconfigures the map of learned Europe in the seventeenth century.

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